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Resume and Curriculum Vitae (VC)

A Résumé or a CV is…

  • A highlight of your background
  • An individually designed document
  • Used by employers as a screening device
  • Used to obtain an interview by communicating to employers the value you will bring their organization

Is There Such a Thing As a Correct Résumé or CV?

No. There is no right and wrong when it comes to résumé content and format. Each résumé is as unique as the individual it represents. It is up to you to select the appropriate content that best highlights your skills for the employment you hope to acquire, and then effectively communicate your qualifications in a format that is clear and easy to read.

  • Résumé Tips
    • Edit and proofread several times
    • Set margins between 1/2 to 1 inch
    • Chronological résumés list information in reverse date order
    • Consider separating relevant experience, research experience, and other work experience
    • Develop several résumé versions depending on the type of job or purpose of résumé or CV

    Do’s and Don’ts

    Resume Action Verbs:

    Action verbs are used to start each bullet point. This will help stress the results and impact of your duties and accomplishments in your past positions. This helps employers understand how you can make an impact in their position.

    Action Verbs List